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Ashe District Court decisions

By Wil Petty

July 21, 2014

The weekly session of the Ashe County District Court was held Thursday, July 10 with the honorable David V. Byrd presiding.


The following decisions were handed down by the court:


Jamie Lee Adams: (T) failure to stop for stopped bus (P) guilty (J) guilty. $50 plus CC.


Jennifer Kay Barker: (F) aid and abet to larceny— 2 counts. (J) guilty. 45 days, 18 months probation. $3,400 in restitution. CC.


Zackery A. Claycomb: (M) inhale toxic vapors (P) no contest (J) guilty. 45 days suspended sentence. 12 months supervised probation, with searches, unsupervised after 6 months. CC.


John Wayne Eldreth: (F) possession of stolen goods/property (P) no contest (J) guilty. 45 days suspended sentence, 18 months supervised probation. CC. Pay $6,406 in restitution.


Michael Howell: (M) misdemeanor probation violation (P) admission (J) guilty. 42 days CRV, terminate probation.


Jonathan M. Prestwood: (T) driving while impaired. (J) guilty. 60 days ACJ suspended sentence, 24 months supervised probation. $100 plus CC. CWS. Surrender licence to N.C. DMV, transfer to unsupervised probation once all monies are paid.


Abbreviations: (F) felony; (M) misdemeanor; (T) traffic violation; (I) infraction; (P) plea; (J) judgment; PJC: prayer for judgment continued; 90-96: 1st offense conditional discharge; MCP: Misdemeanant Confinement Program; ACJ; Ashe County Jail; DOC: N.C. Department of Corrections; DAC: Division of Adult Corrections; CRV: confinement in response to violation; CWS: community work service; CC: pay court costs; cons.: charges consolidated